Pose of the Day: Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

I’m a fan of fish, always have been, always will be. My days as a stringent vegetarian were numbered from the start; as the daughter... (read more)

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

In recent weeks, the eyes of the world have turned toward His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the increasingly strained conflict between his country... (read more)

Give New Kicks To Kids In Need

Buying shoes incites euphoria in lots of women. Whether clogs, Crocs, or Jimmy Choos, gals the world over acquire a hop in their step and... (read more)

A Mountain Top Moment. Where Else? On A Mountain.

Snowboarding is a bit like love. Before working out the kinks and existing, peaceably, in a relationship- with the mountain or another person- you must... (read more)

Want To Contact Om Gal?

Have feedback about the site or a question for O.G.? Email askomgal@gmail.com.... (read more)

Spring Cleaning For The Soul

Lots of people usher in spring by engaging in various chores. Some ferry loads of outdated or poor-fitting clothing to goodwill. Others pamper their vehicles... (read more)

This Weekend: Yoga For Runners

A student of mine who competes in marathons at a very high level once said the following, “I find that my yoga helps my running... (read more)

A Zenful To-Do List

Speak the truth. Surround yourself with people who make you smile. A lot. Stand by people who would do the same for you. Share because... (read more)

Friday Night Rocks

When I signed up for “ninja class,” which meets at a local rock gym on Friday nights, I knew it would require a huge social... (read more)

Tweaked Out By Tax Time?

Unless Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and abundance, is your accountant, there’s a chance that tax time (and the slowing of the economy to boot)... (read more)

What Should I Do With My Life?*

“I sometimes meet people who say, I’m going to be this and I’m going to be that. You feel kind of bad for them because... (read more)

Yoga vs. Pilates: A Lean, Mean Showdown

People often inquire about the difference between yoga and pilates, and implicit in this question is the curiosity over which is better. Until recently, I... (read more)

How to Run the Boston Marathon (In Spirit!)

While you may not be game to run the race, you can still support a runner who’s trucking the 26.2 miles for charity. They have... (read more)

Ninja Class

You could call it a bout of acute weekend warrior syndrome or an attempt to redeem my bruised self-esteem in the athletic arena (after the... (read more)

Meltdown On The Mountain

I can’t remember the last time I cried during, after, or as a result of an athletic endeavor. I’ve been injured, defeated, fatigued, and downtrodden... (read more)